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it's all ahead on "mornings on 2". 7:00. good morning. i am gasia mikaelian. >> and good morning. i am dave clark. let's check weather for you. was it cloudy on the way? >> a little bit. >> most of us are seeing clouds this morning. >> for yes, no doubt. pretty good fog bank out there. some of it continues to dance around. even some fog on the concord side of mount diablo, buchanan airport says clear. we will see what they say at seven. some of that fog is working its way in. it's shallow. it's a sign that high pressure is building and we will get some warmer temps more likely tomorrow. it will be foggy tomorrow. today 80s and 90s away from the coast. 60s and 70s by it. we start off with an okay breeze. a west-southwest. it's an onshore breeze. 50s on the temps. low, mid, upper.
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a few 60s. leaving behind 60s, 70s by water. 80s, 90s inland. sal, 7:01. what do you have? >> i have a macarthur maze issue, steve. i wanted to show you the macarthur maze and the bay bridge toll plaza because we have a commute that has become very slow. one of the reasons why it's become slow, there were a couple of earlier incidents on the bridge on the san francisco side of the span that were cleared, but the traffic is very slow. it's slower than usual. look at that stop-and-go traffic. that's a sign the metering lights were on, very slow at the toll plaza bees and -- toll plaza, and you are waiting for a bit. if you are in one of the regular cash lanes, it varies of course. this is a terrible commute into san francisco. the accidents were not that serious, but they caused delays. these delays tend to multiply as the morning goes on. a live look now from our toll plaza camera, and you can see
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the traffic is not moving very well through this area at all. we have been taking a close look at the san mateo and at the dumbarton bridges as alternates. the san mateo bridge is very heavy as a lot of people have figured this out. they are heading over there. getting over to the dumbarton on 880 is going to be slow. a word to the wise. bart's a good option and you also could add extra time to your commute.. san francisco police are searching for a killer after a man's body was discovered inside the westfield shopping center. ktvu's alex savidge live now with the clues investigators have to go on here. alex. >> reporter: good morning to you. first off, the san francisco police are going over surveillance footage from the mall. as you can well imagine there are a lot of cameras in and around this building here. now, that body was discovered near an entrance to the shopping center that's just down this alleyway here. this is jesse street near the
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intersection of mission and 4th. now, take a look at some video. this discovery was made after 10:00 in the morning yesterday, and police will only say that the victim in this case was a white man in his 30s. the medical examiner ruled that the man was the victim of a homicide. it's unclear though exactly how he was killed. the body reportedly was found in a mall stairway. we did see some crews yesterday in that area doing some clean- up work. now, one man who works nearby told us this morning that he saw this scene yesterday, and police had the entire alleyway blocked off. >> a lot of stuff happens around here every day. so, yeah, don't like to see that because i work here. it makes you a little nervous when you see someone killed. doesn't make you feel comfort. you another, it's the city. >> reporter: it's unclear at this point who exactly discovered the body or alerted the police. we also don't know what condition the victim was in or how long he had been in that
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spot. but again police are working, going over surveillance footage from the shopping center, also talking to witnesses and trying to get some leads in this investigation and hopefully identify the person responsible for this killing. gasia. >> and alex, i was in that area yesterday around market and powell. no sign of anything happening in the areas where people usually go to that mall. >> reporter: yeah. you know, this is sort of tucked away here. frankly, i come here to the shopping center from time to time as well. this is not one of the entrances i have come in, i've used in the past, but it is an entrance tucked at the back end of this alleyway. there is a public entrance in that area, but not where you usually see visit he is going in and out. to the south bay where police are searching for a woman suspected of kidnapping her baby son.
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investigators say she vanished july nine the day she was told she no longer had custody of the bay bridge. authorities believe pernell and the baby boy are in santa clara county. they say daeveion has a serious medical condition and needs treatment but they won't be more specific. >> we don't know yet. we don't know the extend of the severity of his medical issues and we are desperate to find out. >> san jose police say pernell may be driving an older silver four-door hyundai with california license plate 6bxn572. officials say pernell also uses the last name clark. time is now 7:05. developing news from maryland where fire officials say as many as seven people are still unaccounted for after a huge fire at an apartment complex overnight. that fire destroyed at least two apartment buildings in silver spring, maryland. several people were rescued from the upper floors.
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more than 30 people were hurt. most of them jumped out of windows to get away from those flames. three firefighters were also hurt. the fire chief says search crews are going to stay out there through the day. >> crews will be in the area for quite an extended period of time today dealing with the search and our efforts to locate those five to seven folks and determine their whereabouts and conditions. >> the fire chief says the fire station a mild away heard an explosion before getting a call for help. more than 160 fire and rescue crews responded. the cause of the fire is under investigation. federal and contra costa county agents say there was an arrest of several gang members. they seized guns, drugs, cars, and a speed boat along with $15,000. some of the suspects are believed to be responsible for
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some of the shootings along highway 4 that started last year. antioch's police chief says interagency cooperation is what made this operation a success. >> by working collaboratively, getting these individuals in custody, the fbi was involved in these arrests. the 24 arrested will face murder, attempted murder and drugs and weapons charges in state court. we will be talking more about this case and what comes next coming up on "the 9" with henry lee. a police sergeant in san francisco's tenderloin station is among the first of 70 san francisco police officers to wear the department's new body cameras out on the street. sergeant john conway says there are some activation issues and the cameras don't always capture everything the officers suspect. overall, the sergeant says he looks forward to help train the
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rest of the police force on how to use these new cameras. the goal is to increase accountability from a police force that has been criticized for the shooting deaths of three people since last december. in an hour san francisco's acting police chief toney chaplin will address prominent religious and community leaders talking about public safety and about his desire to be the permanent police chief. reverend aimous brown will be hearing from chief chaplin. last week reverend brown appeared on ktvu. we will have live coverage of this morning's meeting in our next hour on "mornings on 2". time is 7:08. everyone knows the cost of living in the bay area is very high. housing costs are a main reason for that. ktvu's janine de la vega live in palo alto where a former city official is now publicly criticizing the lack of leadership the city provides in this aspect. janine. >> reporter: gasia, this woman,
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she posted her resignation letter online, and some people are empathizing with her, but some disagree with her saying that the good schools justify the high cost of living. we are talking about kate downing. she was a member of palo alto's planning and transportation commission and she told the city her family can no longer afford to live in palo alto and they are moving to santa cruz. this isn't the first time we have reported about the lack of affordable housing in palo alto. we followed the story of the buena vista mobile home park where the residents were fighting to keep it from closing because it was the only affordable place they could find in the city. downing says she rents a home with another couple for $6,200 a month and they wanted to buy the home. the minimum wage would be more than $12,000 a month. here's what many people said about what downing had posted in her letter. >> i think there is a lot of long-time families and people who have grown up and lived in this area and they are being
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pushed out. i get that there is a lot of great opportunity and innovation in this area but we are not doing anything to cultivate the communities that were originally here and that really makes she very sad. >> reporter: and there are others who don't agree with her, saying if people want to live in palo alto they need to work harder. now, downing says she has seen dozens of people come to city meetings asking the city council to make housing a top priority, but downing says the council has ignored that request and in her letter she is critical of city officials say they are not addressing housing. we have reached out to downing and we are still waiting to hear back from her. hopefully, we will within the next hour. >> thank you. in the meantime, the south bay real estate market has crossed the million dollar mark. the national association of realtors issued the latest report on median home prices in the metro area which includes
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san jose, sunnyvale and santa clara. it's a jump of 10%. >> the high cost of housing is the topic for our question of the day. many people are doing whatever they can to make it work. we want to know, what are you doing to make it in the bay area? are you working two, maybe three jobs? choosing to do staycations instead of big vacations? let us know what you are doing make it work by posting a comment to our ktvu facebook page or tweet us. all right. if you are caught in the morning commute, listen to this. a state lawmaker from glendale wants california to use technology that may be able to power millions of cars as they drive over tiny little sensors installed in the road. it's already being used in israel and japan. the sensors about the size of a quarter or a tiny watch battery. supporters say the power would be generated from the vibration of a car going over the road. >> could use your roads to
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generate power. that power could be sold and god forbid we pave those roads. >> governor brown vetoed the original bill to pay for this technology. the california energy commission said they wanted to at least check it out. there are now several pilot programs underway. supporters say caltrans could sell the power to homes that are near highways and lease freeways to power generating utility companies. thieves targeting pokemon go players in berkeley. in minutes the advice from police as this type of crime is becoming more and more common. another controversial comment from donald trump and hillary clinton is about to release her economic plan. we will have the latest from the campaign trail next. this morning we have a tough bay bridge commute, and that is beginning to affect other commutes like this one on eastshore freeway. we will tell you a little bit more about that straight ahead. pretty good fog bank out there, but it is coming down
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the bases. high pressure isled abouting -- high pressure is building in. more on that coming up.
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welcome back to "mornings on 2". in donald trump's campaign appearance yesterday in florida he blamed president obama for the rise of isis in iraq and syria. >> isis is honoring president obama. he is the founder of isis. he is the founder of isis. okay? he is the founder. he founded isis. >> now, trump also called hillary clinton the co-founder of isis. so far the white house has not responded to trump's accusations. meantime, today in michigan hillary clinton will take aim the donald trump's economic plan. at a speech at a manufacturing company she is going to call his proposals to cut taxes and
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regulations the trump loophole for the rich. now, clinton's economic plan includes investing in public works projects and creating more educational opportunities. she also adds that more republicans are being turned off by donald trump and is supporting her. >> humbled and moved by the republicans who are willing to stand up and say that donald trump doesn't represent their values. >> in other news, some newly released e-mails are raising questions about the close relationship between the state department with hillary clinton as secretary of state and the clinton foundation. a watchdog group says a foundation official lobbied the state department to hire a close friend. we watched a bizarre scene unfolded in new york city yesterday as a 20-year-old man climbed up trump tower in new york with suction cups. he made it 21 floors up as a huge crowd gathered below. there was a massive police
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response as officers deployed large airbags underneath as a precaution. they removed parts of the windows to talk with the climber. finally, they were able to pull him inside, essentially grabbed him as he was climbing and pulled him through a window. you are watching that happen right now. there are two officers leaning over the ledge, grabbing hold of the climber, who does not want to let go of the suction cups, but eventually that climber is pulled in by those officers. after talking with him, police said the man told them he just wanted to meet donald trump. >> at no time did he express he wanted to hurt anybody. his sole intention was to meet with mr. trump. took three hours to get him in custody. he explained the same thing, that he wanted mr. trump's attention and he wanted a meeting with him. >> now, donald trump has a home and an office in that building. the tower serves as his campaign headquarters, but donald trump wasn't there yesterday. he was campaigning in virginia and florida. one of the most beautiful monuments in the nation's
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capitol is getting some attention for an unwanted reason. the appearance of the jefferson memorial there, it's changing. the national parks service says bacteria is forming, creating a biofilm on the soft marble surface of the memorial. now, power washing or bleaching it would hurt it. they are testing other possible treatments on one side of the building. so far scientists can't agree on what caused the problem or the best way to clean it up and fix it. time is 7:18. let's help get you out the door. we have one major problem, and how is that affecting everything else, sal? >> well, it is that problem with the bay bridge that you're mentioning, gasia and dave, and that is because of earlier issues. it's very slow at the bay bridge. right now we are going to show you a picture of the carquinez bridge to macarthur maze commute. taking almost 40 minutes, and that's directly because of the traffic at the bay bridge has been so busy. it's beginning to effect a lower eastshore traffic and also going to be slowing
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traffic at the macarthur maze. so when you get to the bay bridge, you will be waiting there for about a half hour. maybe even 40 minutes as well because of the earlier accidents. the bridge lanes are clear, but a backup developed on the span, and then they had to clear that out and turn the metering lights on extra slow. today is the morning where you have to give yourself an extra ten or 15 minutes or you might want to decide to go bart or use the carpool lanes, get into a legitimate door pool and use that instead. let's take a look at some other commutes. on the peninsula we had some slow traffic because of an earlier accident at menlo park. that's gone. if you are driving into the silicon valley, northbound 101, 280 to 85, those are moderate commutes. that's more of a normal looking commute getting into sunnyvale, cupertino and palo alto. 7:19. let's go to steve. sal. >> yes? >> you notice that fog getting a little bit lower through the morning? >> that's right. what's going on with that? >> the warmer air is coming in aloft. >> i see. >> starting to squash it a little bit.
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thank you. some areas are already clear. some fog has made it even for some inland areas. it is pretty thick here. some reports of really reduced visibility. san jose a little haze there. temperatures are poised to start warming up away from the coast. if it isn't today, it will definitely be tomorrow. a foggy morning friday. warmer inland. it does look warm to hot for some away from the coast as we head into the weekend. fog is there. plenty up and down the coast. some has moved inland, more so in the east bay. west-southwest, west-southwest, north, west of napa. saw some gusts earlier 25 port chicago and chicago. southeast breeze all week long in the santa clara valley. that continues today for some. 30s, 40s, 50s to 70s. 70 up in redding. 37 truckee to 39 south lake tahoe. incline warmer at 51. norton warmer at 58 degrees. in the desert southwest, down
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in southern california that's some fog. that's it. big time thunderstorms erupted yesterday phoenix, scottsdale. any travel plans there, they are dealing with a lot of moisture. same for new mexico and also now up into colorado and even into utah. the system has pushed that out of california. we don't have to worry about that. the fog is definitely starting to thicken up a little bit and that's going to translate into reduced visibility i think the next couple of nights and mornings. 60s to 90s. inland 90s. closer to the coast, 60s and 70s. by the way 70s and 80s and a few low 90s contra costa county. cool week morgan hill and gilroy with that breeze. san jose has been warmer than both this week. that's not something you see all the time. 60s, 70s, to 80s on the pandion the coast and in the city. warmer inland temps getting ready to go.
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how the start of the valley fire may be traced to a hot tub. he walked away from a plane crash in dubai earlier this month. up next, what happened to one of the passengers days after the crash that is earning him the wild of world's luckiest man.
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time is 7:24. the canadian government announced a suspected terrorist was shot and killed yesterday
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in ontario. the anti-terror operation involved special units from the royal canadian mounted police. investigators really aren't saying much about the raid except they targeted a 24-year- old man who was arrested last year after he openly supported isis on social media. authorities say he was planning a suicide bombing in a public area. a federal judge in san francisco threw out a lawsuit accusing twitter of supporting isis. the suit was filed by the families of two american contractors killed in jordan last year. they claimed that twitter contributed to their death by allowing isis members to use the social media site to spread their message. the judge ruled twitter could not be held for the actions or speech of its users. a light plane land inside the middle of a busy street in the south bay. a plane overshot the runway yesterday and crashed through a fence, then ended up, you can see here, on tully road right in the middle of the roadway. the plane was being flown by a 17-year-old student pilot. his instructor was right next to him.
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the instructor says they landed long and didn't have enough power to take off again before ending up on the road. they were able to walk away unhurt. knew to a story about one of the luckiest people. mohammed bashir is a native of india who works at an auto body repair shop in dubai. he just won $1 million in a lottery. this is actually the second fortunate thing to happen to him recently. he was a passenger on the emirates airlines flight that burst into flames last week after the plane crash landed at dubai's airport. he was sitting near an emergency exit and he was able to escape quickly. in fact, all the passengers and crew were able to get off of that plane before it burst into flames. after that incident on the plane he already considered himself very lucky and now he has $1 million. so things are getting even better. time is 7:26. there is more bad news for macy's. we will talk about the latest round of store closures that were announced by macy's this morning. plus. >> reporter: if you play pokemon go, there is a warning from berkeley police today.
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the recent robberies that took place just days apart from each other. good morning. we are looking at a commute that is just not doing very well approaching the bay bridge. that's including parts of the eastshore freeway that are slowing down approaching the span.
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[ music playing ]. >> we are not lost in the supermarket. we are giving you a live look at the gorgeous hills of the bay area. you see a little bit of fog there in the sky maybe right outside your window, as well. boy, is that crazy green on the bottom of the screen. whatever it is, we are thankful you are here with us on "mornings on 2", thursday, i am gasia mikaelian. >> i am mike mibach. dave clark is on assignment. i love when that fog hugs the hills there. >> and rolls in. >> rolls in. breathtaking. >> welcome, mike. >> good to be here. >> thank you, sir. all right. fog is moving in. some areas getting the fog this morning that usually don't see it, and some is really thick. sal and i have noticed it has been dropping. that's not an issue in clear lake. currently 55. calm with a touch of haze. not a touch of gray. a touch of haze. by the nearby fires. yes, three fires for sure i knew about. clear lake as the sun rises
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high 95. i went 96. it will be close. fog and low clouds. plenty to go around. it's not going to go away, but it's going to burn off sooner and be thicker. 68/54 for san francisco. average 68/55. 85, that's it, 1935 the record high. fog and low clouds look to be in the mix. more fog than low clouds. still reprise, but not that strong -- still a breeze, but not that strong. north bay temps cooler. 52 napa. novato 51. 53 for sebastapol and also petaluma and 52 healdsburg. the system that swept in yesterday will be replaced by high pressure.. that's sending that fog bank down, down, down. 60s, 70s by the water. 80s and 90s away from the coast. sal, 7:30. traffic today, what? b-plus? b minus? >> probably a c this morning. and c means average. let's go even below that, believe it or not, at the bay
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bridge because of some earlier problems. they slowed the metering lights down at the toll plaza and that is causing a big delay coming around the macarthur maze and to the toll plaza. it's taking 30 to 40 minutes on some of these commutes to get onto the actual span. it's very congested. the lanes are open, but it's going to be taking a while to get on there. i also want to mention northbound 101, we have some slow traffic from sunnyvale to mountain view. an earlier accident north of 237 getting up into the mountain view area. 85 and 280 are also very slow. and in livermore 580 westbound up to the livermore area there is a crash coming up to first street and the traffic is going to be slow again as you drive into the dublin area. now, it's not too bad once you get past the dublin interchange and get over to castro valley, but there is slow traffic waiting for you in hayward. by the way, that san mateo bridge is also very slow westbound. 7:32. let's go back to the desk. and sal, we will start in
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the east bay where police in berkeley are warning people playing pokemon go that there have been several cases in which criminals are targeting people immersed in that game, essentially staring at the app on their smartphones. ktvu's brian flores live in berkeley with the advice police have for all pokemon go players. >> reporter: yeah, gasia. there is no doubt that this game continues to grow in popularity. as you mentioned, unfortunately we're hearing more cases of people getting robbed. people getting seriously hurt or extreme cases, people getting killed. here live in berkeley at berkeley civic park across from city hall and right across the street from the police department. that being said, because we're so close to the pd, that didn't stop robbers from taking advantage of victims playing pokemon go. now, the first robbery happened july 12th on dana street just blocks away from the uc berkeley campus. police say two people followed a woman who was finishing her game. they will knocked her to the ground and stole her phone. the other suspect stole her purse. the thieves jumped into an suv and got away. and then on july 31st at 2:45
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in the afternoon a victim was accosted by a teenage boy, a suspect near parker and waring streets. the teenage suspect punched the victim, stole their phone, and jumped into a car as well. police were able to catch up with the suspects. they made two arrests. pd says playing the game can make you a target. >> at this point it appears as though they are crimes of opportunity. somebody is seen walking with a cell phone and really at a distance they sort of stand out like a candle in the dark. that's a perfect opportunity for someone laying in wait to take advantage of that. >> reporter: now, police arrested two suspects in connection with the most recent robbery, but the two suspects in that first case we talked about are still on loose. police say another man playing pokemon go was targeted just this past monday at 5:30 in the late afternoon here at civic center park. there was a struggle between the suspect and the man, according to police. the man was able to hold on to his phone. and the advice from berkeley police, who we spoke with, they
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say this can apply anywhere. play the game in the daytime if you can. play with large groups of people as well. by the way, look up from time to time as well because people are very distracted when they play this game. back to you. >> thank you. a vigil will be held in san mateo for the college baseball player shot and killed saturday night at san francisco's aquatic park. calvin riley graduated from sarah high school in san mateo and was a star baseball player at delta college in stockton. investigators say he was shot and killed near ghirardelli square as he and a friend are playing pokemon go. there are no suspects in the case. police are asking anyone who may have seen anything suspicious to call them. tonight's vigil begins at 6:00 at saint gregory's church in san mateo. his funeral will be held tomorrow. a san jose couple is asking for prayers and help from the public after a hit-and-run crash left their son critically injured and on life support. this happened august 3 at story
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road not far from the church in san jose. 26-year-old eduardo saucedo was riding his bike home from his new job at a bakery. it was about 5:00 in the morning when he was hit. the driver kept going. doctors say saucedo has a severe brain injury and is in a coma so he can't tell anyone what happened. his family is asking for help from anyone who saw the crash or for the driver to contact police. >> realize that he has destroyed my family because we are not going to be the same. i am not going to be the same. >> the family says doctors have told hem eduardo is not likely to survive his injuries. his parents refuse to give up hope. clayton county court workers -- santa clara county workers will continue their strike. they have been on strike for a week and operations at all 11 county courthouses have been
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affected. the clerks say they have not had a pay raise in eight years. they want a 3% increase during the second year of the new contract. the courts are offering no second year raise. but both sides have agreed with work with a mediator to see if they can reach a compromise. new developments in that devastating valley fire in lake county. calfire says faulty wiring to a hot tub caused that massive fire. four people were killed. more than 1300 homes were destroyed in that fire that began september 12. investigators determined that an electrical connection overheated and sparked the fire at a home in the town of cobb. >> there is a permit required for electrical installation and to our knowledge we were unable to locate or identify a permit on file. >> the lake county d.a. will determine if any charges will be filed against that homeowner. it was the third most destructive fire in state history. the federal government is coming to the aid of people who lost their homes or businesses in a large fire in san
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francisco's vernal heights neighborhood in june. the u.s. small business administration is offering disaster relief loans up to $2 million for businesses. it was a five-alarm fire that displaced some 40 residents and at least seven businesses. state lawmakers in sacramento are now considering a safety bill in response to last year's deadly balcony collapse in berkeley. six people were killed. seven others were severely injured when the balcony at an apartment building gave way. most of the victims were irish exchange students attending uc berkeley. the bill by senators hill and hancock would increase the oversight of building contractors. yesterday two state lawmakers invited a young woman who survived that collapse to testify at the state capitol. >> i could never have imagined this. i have to deal with the loss of my friends. i also have to deal with my own injuries, which included a
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traumatic brain injury. >> family members discovered after the accident the balcony had been built by a construction firm that paid out $26 million in defect settlements. those settlements were never reported to the state license board. oakland police say they have arrested a suspect in the killing of two people this week and the attempted killing of a third. police say 37-year-old francisco jesus hernandez shot into a car near empire andy blatter roads monday. they say he killed juan ramos and alphonso ibanez. he could potentially face life in prison or the death penalty. ecuador says it's ready to set a date for swedish
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prosecutors to question wikileaks founder julian assange. swedish police have been wanting to question him in connection with claims that he sexually assaulted two women back in the year 2010. ecuador says they will continue to grant assange asylum. he believes he will extradited to the u.s. reach out to the community. the meaning that the acting police chief in san francisco tony -- the meeting that san francisco police chief toney chaplin will kick off in seconds. a silent protest in santa rosa connected to the shooting death of 13-year-old andy lopez. the recent job promotion that has many people upset. we are looking at a commute that has a lot of traffic on the east bay because of a bay bridge problem. a lot of the east bay commutes are slower. this one looks okay here. 24 lafayette heading to the
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tunnel. fog has socked? some locations. other areas have the sun. looks like a warm-up away from the coast as we head into the weekend. more on that.
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a 14 boy was shot and killed by los angeles police. it happened in the boyle heights neighborhood east of downtown los angeles. police got a call tuesday night about two men writing gang- style graffiti in the area. when they arrived one suspect ran away and a witness says he shot at police. one officer fired a shot, hitting the suspect and killing him. the coroner later identified the man as a 14-year-old boy. the other suspect was detained and turned out to be a 16-year- old. police also confiscated a loaded handgun, but it is not
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clear if it had been fired. in the north bay a protest march last night in reaction to the promotion of a deputy who shot and killed a teenager three years ago. protesters held signs mourning the death of andy lopez. he was playing with a toy gun and was shot by deputy derek gel haas. >> lopez was shot because he refused orders to put down that fake gun. protesters are angry that deputy gelhaus was promoted to sergeant. >> people are tired of protesting and nothing changed. nothing has changed. >> the sonoma county sheriff explained the promotion on facebook saying that gelhaus' actions in 2013 were deemed justifiable force. let's check in with sal and a look at the roads. >> hey, mike. good morning. we do have slow traffic out there. as a matter of fact, it has
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been very slow on highway 24, on highway 580, interstate 580 and 880. let's start with 24 getting up to the tunnel. you will see that traffic is going to be a little bit busier as you drive through the lafayette bart station area and into lorinda. when you get to the bay bridge toll plaza though that has been affecting the entire east bay commute. metering lights have been switched on a little faster now and traffic is beginning to unwind. it is going to take a while. this traffic is not going to be going anywhere anytime soon. if you have the flexibility to wait until a little later, that might serve you well. if you can work from home in the morning perhaps and go in later, you might want to try that. if you want to dry bart or carpool lanes, those are good alternatives. the commute on the east bay, southbound 880 driving through hayward is slow down to stevenson in freemont. 7:45. let's bring steve in with the
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weather. >> thank you, sir. a lot of fog here. low clouds have been around the last couple of days. been around for a while. looks to be more of a fog pattern. high pressure is building in. getting some warmer air aloft. that smashes that fog closer to the deck. i think it will be really foggy tomorrow morning. be advised. there is pockets of it hit and miss here. sabrina says we are socked in with fog in moraga. some areas coast, bay, and in san francisco are going to be dealing with some very, very thick fog. san francisco, speaking of, 68/54 today. average 68/55. the record 85 in 1935. stuck in a fine line there. inland temps bumping up and cooling off and bumping up. mainly upper 80s, 90s. 52 to 38 water temps from bodega bay to monterey. west-southwest, northwest at napa. not that strong.
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50s on the temps. some few low 60s. but again with some of that fog making it in areas that don't always get it, some areas are clear, some get the fog and low clouds, but everyone's pretty close. pleasanton 59. brentwood 59. 56 concord. fog east side of mount diablo, which doesn't always happen. a system kicks out right there. that pushed that monsoon moisture remains of javier out of the picture for us. high pressure building and it will be here for three to five days. maybe a little longer. there are hints of low pressure settling in for the last half of the month. maybe all the way to the end of the month. could see some temperatures warming up quick over the next few days. doesn't look like it's going to last that long. 60s, 70s, 80s, still some 90s around. warmest inland locations are going to be in the 90s for, i think, all the way into the weekend. coast and bay can't get out of the 60s and 70s. there will be some warmer temps. you won't have to go far to find it. if you are by the beaches, could be thick in the fog
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department through the weekend. >> bring the sweatshirt if you head to the beach. >> correct. and take it off as you head back home. track and field competition begins tomorrow at the summer games ahead of the international organization for sports is comment being the push to clean up athletics. lord sebastapol coe is the president. in a news conference he talked about the reorganization of the federation to prevent future corruption scandals and the new commitment to stop performance- enhancing drugs, such as banning the entire russian track and field team. usually at the olympics the fiercest competitions are international. tonight two events where american athletes are competing against each other. u.s. gymnasts are going for the gold medal in the individual all around competition, and ryan lochte is looking to defeat michael phelps in their final olympic match-up in the 200-meter individual medley. yesterday at the 4x200
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freestyle, one gold. the americans were in third after the first three legs of the event. then stanford's katie lakecky started to anchor. she was up to the challenge. in less than one minute and 54 seconds to earn the team goal. it is her third gold medal of these games. right now the u.s. has 11 gold medals and a total of 32 for the summer games. china has 10 gold and 23 medals overall. japan has the third highest total with 18 medals, including 6 gold. people are not too interested in betting on the olympics. the nevada gaming commission reopened gambling on the olympics last year for the first time in 16 years, but sports book operators in las vegas say outside of a few big bets on basketball and soccer, there is not much interest in the olympics. one theory is that the american athletes are too good and it's too difficult to make money betting on them. a new sweet treat. in 30 minutes, the creative new
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7:53. pam cook joins us this morning for more in today's money business. >> yes. we were talking about that macy's. we will talk about it in a second. stocks in general are up today though. good news. i want to check in on the numbers really quickly. the s&p 500 and the dow are both up a half of a percent. the nasdaq up a little more than a quarter percent. here is the dow jones. up 100 points, as you can see. a little more than a half of a percent there. unfortunately, another sign that the retailers are struggling. macy's is closing 100 stores. that decision comes on the heels of a decision pointing earnings report. macy's earned $11 million in the second quarter. just about 3 cents a share. that compares to 64 cents a share this time last year.
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investors are happy about the move. macy's stock is up $5 a share right now. no word yet on which stores will close. but this is going to happen next year. the people who run delta airlines say flights are getting back to normal this morning. however, the airline did cancel another 300 flights across the country yesterday. anyone catching a delta flight this morning should contact the airline before heading to the airport just in case. there could be a ripple effect of delays. delta's ceo has officially apologized for the computer problem that grounded more than 1,000 flights on monday. hundreds of cancellations and delays since then. and at&t will be sending refunds to thousands of customers over the next three months. the federal government is ordering the company to pay more than $700 million. that's after at&t reportedly allowed scammers to charge its customers $9 a month for a directory service that apparently did not exist. investigators think the scam
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mostly targeted small businesses. some customers though, individuals, at&t says it will refund the customers within 90 days. and michael kors set up with the retailers as well. the ceo saying that they are done with allowing coupons, friends and family discounts, other cost cutting. they are going to send fewer of their high-end purposes to the department stores. maybe we will see more little boutique michael kors shops opening up because they plan to send fewer products to the stores because they do not like the discounting. >> about macy's, i do often take my coupon to macy's and buy michael kors with it. >> and a lot of the big brand names they won't allow the coupons when you have those passport things with macy's. >> okay. thank you so much. in other news, crews are cleaning up a flooded annex facility at solano community
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college. we are told that construction crews working on the roof of a building at the vacaville center accidentally hit a water pipe and flooded the building with thousands of gallons of water. the president of the college says ceiling tiles fell down in classrooms. that school is looking for an alternate location for class, but they do promise the semester will start monday. funding has been approved to upgrade the caltrain system on the peninsula and for the eventual arrival of bullet trains. they approved money to electrify the tracks along the peninsula. they approved $84 million to elevate the tracks at three busy crossings in san mateo. this is just one piece of the funding puzzle for the $2 billion caltrain modernization project. caltrain hopes to have electric trains running in 2020. when the bullet train project is finished, it will share the tracks with caltrain. looking for answers. up next, what san francisco police are now turning to in hopes of finding clues after a homicide inside the westfield shopping center. plus, dozens hurt and up to
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seven still missing after an explosion and fire at an apartment complex in maryland. what actually caused the majority of the injuries here as residents ran for their lives. still looking at slow traffic if you are driving on the morning commute. the traffic is going to be busy on many of the bridges, but the golden gate bridge traffic looks good. a little bit of fog there though. and we are getting more reports of fog. some of the inland temps getting ready to warm up. we will see what's in store for the weekend coming up.
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good morning. an important meeting about police reforms about to get underway here in san francisco. we will tell you what the acting police chief is going to
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tell members of the faith community today. a palo alto city official has quit her job saying she can't afford to live in the city any more. we'll tell you what she says the city has failed to do. this is ktvu "mornings on 2". >> good morning everyone. welcome back to "mornings on 2". it is thursday, august 11th. i am mike mibach. >> i am gasia mikaelian. we will help get out the door. you probably need at least a light jacket. am i right, steve paulson? >> if you are by the coast or bay, no doubt about it. fog and cool temps. inland temps on the cool side. i expect they will warm up quick. fog is the big story this morning. it was high yesterday. not on the ground. that's not the case today. we have thick pockets, but also coming up the perceid meteor shower. where is the best place to view it? away from the coast. away from the fog. away from city lights.
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a high elevation is ideal. it will be late tonight, tomorrow. just the fog is going to prevent many from seeing it coast and bay, i would think. fog is there. burning off a little bit soon for some. an okay breeze. temperatures similar to yesterday. starting off 50s for just about everybody. a few low 60s especially on the peninsula. a little southeast breeze. low 60s right there atherton, menlo park, palo alto and downtown palo alto as well. so pretty close on the temps. one system moves out. high pressure is building in. that's starting to squash that fog a little bit, which in turn means temperatures inland will start to warm up a little. 60s, 70s by the water. 80s, 90s inland. sal, 8:01. tough today on the commute? >> that is tough. especially at the bay bridge, steve. we are looking at a commute that has been very tough. let's start off with some of the commutes here if you are driving into the city. you will see the traffic continues to be slow at the toll plaza, and this is because of earlier crashes.
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they weren't major, but they were out there just enough to cause slow traffic early in the morning, and then it was a chain reaction. they had to turn the metering lights on and -- they had to turn them on slower, is what i am trying to say. and then they had to wait for the traffic on the bridge to clear out. it's taken a while. also, moving along and taking a look at northbound 880, we are getting to see some stop-and-go traffic as you drive towards the coliseum and beyond that. finally, if you are driving south on 880 we have stop-and- go traffic there. the san mateo bridge is improving a little bit, but still very slow. now the dumbarton bridge is slow all the way across to menlo park. 8:02. >> thank you. happening now in 20 minutes san francisco's acting police chief will meet with some of the city's political and religious leaders. >> they will be discussing department reforms that have been put in place in response to a number of controversial police shootings. ktvu's alex savidge joining us live from san francisco with more on the story. >> reporter: good morning to
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you. yes, acting police chief toney chaplin will be speaking with the city's influential interfaith council in a few minutes and talking about some of the changes being made to improve the strained relationship between the police department and communities of color, and that meeting is about to get underway just about 20 minutes or so at calvary presbyterian church on filmore street. clergy members from across the city are streaming inside here as this meeting will get underway. it's sort of a progress report from the acting police chief. you may remember back in june the police commission and the police union agreed to a series of new rules dealing with use of force. those reforms are focused mainly on de-escalation during dangerous encounters. they were prompted by a series of controversial shootings in recent months here in the city of san francisco. now, the interfaith council has shown major support for acting chief chaplin who took over when former chief greg suhr was forced out. and i talked with the moderator of this morning's event and he says the council would like
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chaplin to have the job permanently. >> we like that he comes from san francisco. he's been around for a while. but he also understand that it's a culture that we have to change. it's the inside, the working, you know. so if we can do that and we can get these faith leaders to come out and support on whoever we decide the city decides on as a chief of police, but chief chaplin has the right spirit, the right heart, and he is trying. and that's all we can ask for. >> reporter: and g.l. only, the moderator of this morning's meeting, told me a goal is to train clergy members here in san francisco and how they can reach out to members of the community to improve the relationship with the san francisco police department. we should also point out here that mayor ed lee, he will also be on hand for this meeting. again members of the clergy from across san francisco will
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be getting a progress report from the acting police chief on reforms that are underway with the san francisco police department. the meeting gets underway. we are told about 8:20 this morning it will start. we will bring you full coverage through the day on ktvu. back to you for now. >> alex savidge there in the city. thank you. also coming up on "the 9" today, we have a san francisco supervisor joining us on the set talking about the need for community input as the city looks for a new police chief. that's coming up on "the 9". a police sergeant at san francisco's tenderloin station is among the first of 70 officers to wear the department's new body cameras on the street. sergeant john conway says there are a few activation issues with the cameras. the cameras don't always capture everything the officers expect. overall, the sergeant says he looks forward to helping train the rest of the police force in using these new cameras. the goal is to increase accountability from a police department that has been criticized for the shooting deaths of three people in the past nine months. police are searching for answers following a disturbing discovery inside san francisco's largest shopping mall. a body was discovered yesterday
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morning at the westfield mall. authorities have ruled the death a homicide. investigators say the victim was a white man in his 30s. a cleaning clue found his body in a stairwell near the back entrance to bloomingdale's. police officers were on the scene a short time later. >> i was out here popping some kettlecorn and three or four cop cars came speeding up to the curb and stopped. it was a big suv that pulled up and three cops got out of the car with machine guns drawn and ran into the mall. >> at this point authorities are not revealing why they have ruled this case a homicide. police say they are reviewing store surveillance video and talking to witnesses as they search for leads in the case. we are following developing news from maryland where fire officials say as many as seven people are unaccounted for after a huge fire at an apartment complex overnight. this fire destroyed at least two apartment buildings in silver spring, maryland. several people were rescued from the upper floors.
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more than 30 people were hurt, mostly from jumping from windows to try to escape the flames. some people here hanging out of a window as they are being rescued by firefighters up hein -- high on a ladder. the fire chief says search crews will remain on the site through the day. >> crews will be in the area for quite an extended period of time today dealing with the search and our efforts to locate those five to seven folks and determine their whereabouts and conditions. >> the fire chief says the fire station about a mile away heard an explosion before getting a call for help. more than 160 fire and rescue crews responded. the cause of the fire is under investigation. we know living here in the bay area is expensive, but would you ever decide the solution would be to quit your job and then to move somewhere else? >> many people have done that. now one palo alto city official is doing just that. ktvu's janine de la vega live now where the woman even posted
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her resignation letter on line and it's going a -- getting a lot of reaction. >> reporter: this woman is a corporate lawyer. her husband is a software engineer. she says they can't afford to live in palo alto any more. the woman is kate downing. she resigned as a member of the palo alto's planning and transportation commission. she posted her resignation letter online and it struck a chord with the community. we have covered the lack of affordable housing in palo alto before, including the story last year of the last mobile home park in the city. residents were fighting to keep it open because it was all they could afford. now in this case downing and her family, they rent a home with another couple and pay $6,200 a month in palo alto for rent. now, she has decided to move to santa cruz. others say they can relate. >> my son just had his third child and they can't afford to move because they can't afford a bigger house. >> i know people that have commuted from stockton to
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modesto because it's the only way they can afford to live. i mean, when you have two hours driving each way on your way to work, it's ridiculous. >> reporter: downing has proposed constructing more studio apartments and i lowing retail apartments to add housing on top of shops and businesses. she says the council has ignored the request for affordable housing. now, there are people who disagree, saying she should live somewhere else and just keep saving up to live in palo alto. we have reached out to her but we are waiting to hear back. gasia, mike. >> thank you. meantime, a south bay real estate market has officially crossed the million dollar mark. median home prices in the metro area, it shows prices reached one million $85,000 the past
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quarter. that's a jump of 10% from this time last year. >> and the high cost of living is the topic forever -- for our question of the day. many people are doing whatever they can to make it work. >> and we want to know, what are you doing to make it here in the bay area from working two jobs to staying cautious instead of doing your vacations here more closer to home? let us know what your secret is by posting a comment on our ktvu facebook page. you can also tweet us. a lot of responses already to our ktvu question of the day. sunshine tweets, working two jobs almost 60 hours a week with being a single mother of three. hashtag #makinginthebayarea. another as a single mom teacher i stay home a lot. working on my masters. red box. not theaters. i love it. pb&j. i can't afford to move. i hear you. >> keep those comments coming on facebook and twitter as well. remember to use the hashtag
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tvu. imagine renewable energy coming from traffic on the highway. a state lawmaker wants them to use technology that may be able to power cars as they drive over tiny sensors installed in the road. it's being used in israel, japan and italy. the sensors are the size of a quarter. supporters say power would be generated from the vibration of a car going over those sensors on the road. >> could use our roads to generate power. that power could be sold and god forbid we pave some of those roads. >> governor brown vetoed the original bill to pay for the technology. the california energy commission said it wanted to at least examine the idea. there are several pilot programs underway. supporters say caltrans could sell the power. a custody battle takes a turn. in 20 minutes, what santa clara deputies are now saying about a mother who lost custody of her young child. first though a sweet
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update. the organization that took advantage of national s'mores day to make a creative and tasty announcement. good morning. we still have a lot of trouble on the commute when it comes to waiting around. some people are using the san mateo bridge. we will tell you more about it. a lot of fog. some of that is reducing visibility. it's going to play in the forecast the next couple of days. inland temps will start to warm up. more on your forecast. ♪ ♪
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another attention getting comment from donald trump in a campaign appearance yesterday in florida. he blamed president obama for the rise of isis in iraq and syria. >> isis is honoring president obama. he is the founder of isis. he is the founder of isis. okay? he is the founder. he founded isis. >> trump also called hillary clinton the co-founder of isis. so far the white house has not commented on trump's accusations. democratic presidential nominee hillary clinton will ramp up her attacks on donald trump today. she will be in michigan visiting a manufacturing company. clinton is expected to brand trump's proposals to cut taxes and regulations as the trump loophole for the rich.
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clinton's economic plan includes investing in public works projects and creating educational opportunities. she adds that more republicans are being turned off by trump and instead beginning to support her. >> humbled and moved by the republicans who are willing to stand up and say that donald trump doesn't represent their values. >> meanwhile, newly released e- mails are raising questions about the close relationship between the state department when she was secretary of state and the clinton foundation. a conservative watchdog group says a foundation official lobbied the state department to hire a close friend. man in new york went to extreme lengths yesterday in hopes of having a meeting with donald trump. the 20-year-old man you see here used suction cups to climb up the outside of trump tower. a huge crowd gathered below to watch what was happening high above. there was, as you can expect, a large police response. they deployed airbag underneath him as a precaution. they opened parts of the window
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to talk with him. they took him down. you are watching that happen right hear. two officers are hanging out the window. they get a hold of the man who does not want it let go. he is pulled inside very quickly by those two officers. they grabbed the young man on the 21st floor. after they talked to him they said the man just wanted to meet donald trump. >> at no time did he express he wanted to hurt anybody. his sole intention was to meet with mr. trump. it took three hours to get him in custody, and upon getting him in custody he explained the same thing, that he wanted mr. trump's attention and he wanted a meeting with him. >> donald trump has a home and office in the building and the tower is his campaign headquarters, but donald trump wasn't there yesterday. he was campaigning in virginia and florida. the jefferson memorial in washington, d.c. is looking a little dingy these days. the national parks service isn't sure what to do about it. there is a bacteria on the
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memorial. power washing or bleaching it will damage the soft marble the monument is made of. they are testing other possible treatments on one side of the building. so far, scientists can't agree on the best way to fix it, why the biofilm develops. it's been an hour since a major problem on the bay bridge. let's see what sal castaneda has to say about that and the results. >> gasia and mike, yeah, we have had very slow traffic trying to get into san francisco. a lot of people will be talking about it at the office saying, wow, that bay bridge was terrible. and they're right, of course. if you are driving here soon, you will see a lot of slow traffic. hours ago we had some crashes on the bridge, but those backups lingered. they had to slow the metering lights down and that created a big backup at the toll plaza. usually those things don't go away anytime soon. just a big volume of cars coming through, and it's going to take a while. if you are thinking about perhaps using the san mateo bridge to get around that, well, a lot of other people have thought about it. that's improving a little bit.
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it's not quite as bad as the bay bridge. i want to show you the south bay silicon valley bridge. 101 slow to the central expressway. northbound 280 and 101 and 85 are all slow getting in the valley. 8:19. let's bring steve in for today's forecast. lots of fog this morning as your traffic cameras have shown us. that continues to move down, down, down. getting in the foggy category than low clouds. a good fog bank out there. in fact, it's up and down the coast. some areas clearing already. other locations are like, man, i can't see across the street. it's going to be a forecast i think that keeps the fog in the coast and bay for the next couple of days. it will be more fog instead of just low clouds. so inland temps are going to start warming up. high pressure is building in. an okay breeze at napa. west-southwest at fairfield. 50s, a couple of low 60s in the mix. hayward's in there. fremont. also palo alto and mountain view and some on the peninsula showing low 60s. a little southeast breeze for a
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few, yet santa cruz mountains up above los gatos 49. mid 50s morgan hill. a cool pattern for morgan hill and gilroy this week. san jose downtown has warmed up. upper 50s campbell. cupertino at 57 degrees. look for temperatures up in the mountains 30s, 40s to end up in the 80s. it's going to be pretty warm in tahoe and truckee this weekend. it will be warm as well around here as we start to head into the weekend. 54 incline. fog and low clouds continue to get compressed a little bit. a weak little system we had yesterday is kicking out and that's allowing high pressure to build in slowly at first, but more pronounced tomorrow. 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s ukiah to clear lake. in between you can find just about any temperature you want from 60s to 80s and even low 90s. antioch, which was 90 yesterday, 93 today. san jose has been warm. morgan hill and gilroy have
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not. saratoga, cupertino 85/73. redwood city at 81 with daly city at 62. fog will be playing into the coast and bay very thick next couple of mornings. inland temps warming up. >> thank you, steve. >> you bet. today is national s'mores day. the girl scouts are unveiling a new flavor of girl scout cookie. it's a s'more. it's a crunchy graham sandwich cookie with a chocolate and marshmellow filling. they go on sale next year 100 years after the girl scouts began selling cookies. >> brilliant. >> i will give it a try. i think i am thin mints for life. >> you got to give this one a chance. >> i will. an olympic rivalry. in 20 minutes, the two americans competing against one another today, hoping to bring home the gold. up next, how those certain check-out lanes are turning some law-abiding citizens into petty thieves.
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a federal judge in san francisco dismissed a lawsuit accusing twitter of supporting isis. the suit was filed by the families of two american contractors killed in jordan last year. they claim that twitter contributed to their deaths by allowing isis members to use the social media site to spread their message. the judge ruled that twitter could not be held responsible for the actions or speech of its users. twitter, facebook, and google are facing another similar lawsuit filed by the father of the southern california student
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killed in the november terror attacks in paris. the luckiest man alive right now. mohammed bashir, a native of india, he works at an auto body repair shop in dubai. he just won $1 million in the lottery. that's good. but what happened to him earlier was much, much better because he was actually a passenger on board the emirates airlines airplane that burst into flames last week after crash landing at the dubai airport. he was sitting near an emergency exit. he was able to escape quickly, as was everyone else won board. no one was injured. after that airplane incident, he had already considered himself very, very lucky. those self-service check- out lanes appear to be turning many shoppers into shoplifters. those lanes are becoming more common at supermarkets and stores allowing customers to quickly pay for themselves without a cashier, but this self-service technology relies on the honor system, and british researchers found that lack of human intervention makes shoplifting more common. the study found shoplifting
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rates usually double when customers use self-service check-out lanes. a man is on life support. police say he was struck by a hit-and-run driver. the emotional plea from the man's parents next. and gasia, there has been two robberies and one attempted robbery of pokemon go players here in berkeley. coming up, the warning and advice being given by berkeley police. good morning. we are still looking at a tough commute. a very tough one coming into the city, but also some other commutes are now beginning to improve. so there is a little bit of light at the end of the tunnel here on highway 4, for example. and we had a little fog out over highway 4. that disappeared pretty quick. looks like warmer away from the coast, but thick fog by it.
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welcome back to "mornings on 2". 8:30. i am gasia mikaelian. >> i am mike mibach. rough commute out there for a lot of folks. we will get to sal in a bit. first, steve, pretty overcast for other folks around the bay? >> very many, mike and gasia. foggy for some. when we got in here, the fog was up there. sal and i have been watching it go down, especially interstate 80 and the coast and bay. thick in some areas. i think that's going to be the theme the next couple of mornings. if you are in the city, work in the city, around the bay, there is going to be thick fog. what's inland will burn off soon or not be there at all the next couple of days. in sonoma a little fog over the beautiful sonoma hills on our walk with our great dane. temperatures will warm up pretty quick. 80s today. maybe touching 90s by saturday. fog and low clouds continue to play into our forecast. the coast and bay, i don't see much change there. maybe a little warmer for some. really it's the inland temps that will bump up as high
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pressure builds in. few 60s. a lot of 50s. they have been really stuck all morning long, these temps. look for the fog to lift, head back to the coast. nice to warm, foggy, sunny, and then some of that fog will reform tonight and tomorrow and be very thick. near normal temps. inland temps are expected above average starting tomorrow. all right, sal. you have had a tough commute here. bay bridge still? >> we have had a tough commute. the bay bridge is one of the key actors there. but we also do have traffic on the eastshore freeway that's slow and we also have problems on other bridges. let's start off with eastshore freeway. carquinez bridge to the macarthur maze 40 minutes. that's about double the time when things are going well. and when you get to the bay bridge toll plaza, there is a big backup there. and this is because of much earlier issues that have been cleared away. we had a couple of crashes early this morning that forced the authorities to turn the metering lights on extra slow, and that created a backup that's going to last. it takes a while for this to unwind. hours really. we have a problem on the
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richmond bridge. it's at a standstill because of a crash on the marin county side of the bridge or closer to marin anyway. the crash is almost as you get to savon 580. you are going to see huge traffic jams here. this is terrible. i would not advise you to use the richmond san rafael bridge at all. i would advise you to use something else. let's go to the maps. you can see for yourself. another view of it. westbound 580 traffic is going to be very slow. you might want to think about using highway 37 as an alternate. 8:31. back to the desk. san jose police are asking for help from the public in finding a woman suspected of kidnapping her infant son. this is a team a michelle purnell and her ten-month-old son davione. she lost custody of the boy last month. the mother and baby disappeared the same day. authorities believe they are in santa clara county. davione has a serious medical
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condition. >> we don't know yet. we don't know the extent of the severity of his medical issues, and we're desperate to find out. >> san jose police say purnell may be driving an older silver four-door hyundai with a california license plate on your screen. 6bxn752. officials say purnell also goes by the last name of clark. a warning to people playing pokemon go. >> right. a few people here in the bay area and others across the country have become victims of crime while playing that game. ktvu's brian flores live in berkeley where police have some advice for pokemon go players. >> reporter: yeah, guys, no doubt this game continues to grow if popularity. unfortunately, there are more and more cases of people getting robbed and in some extreme cases getting hurt. we are at civic park in berkeley next to city hall and across the street from the police department. that being said, even though we are across the street from the pd, that did not stop people from robbing victims here
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playing from pokemon go, taking advantage of victims. the first happened on july 12th on dana street here in berkeley just blocks away from uc berkeley. two people followed a woman. they knocked her to the ground and stole her phone while the other suspect stole her purse. the thieves jumped into an suv and got away. july 31st at 2:45 in the afternoon a victim was accosted by a teenager near parker and waring streets. the teenage suspect punched the victim, stole their phone and jumped into a car as well, but police caught up with those suspects. they made two arrests. pd says playing the game can make you a target. >> law enforcement is aware that this game is being played and that based on how you play the game and interact with your phone, that there is a tendency maybe not to be paying attention to your surroundings. law enforcement is taking opportunities like this one to share with our communities that, hey, if you are going to do it, make sure you are doing it in a group. consider doing it in well
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lighted areas. >> reporter: now, the two suspects in the first case are still on the loose. police also say another man playing pokemon go was targeted just this past monday at 5:30 in the late afternoon right where i am standing at civic center park. there was some type of struggle between the suspect and the man, but police say the man was able to hold on to his phone. but the advice that you heard from berkeley police, you heard it from the soundbite, if you are going to play this game, play it in the daytime. play with a group of people, and from time to time look up from your phone because this game is obviously very distracting for many people. back to you. >> excellent points. thanks. in san jose a couple is asking for help after a hit-and- run crash left their son critically injured and on life support. the crash was on august 3rd at the busy intersection of story road and via ferrari near the church there in san jose. 26-year-old eduardo saucedo was riding his bike home from his
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job. it was 5:00 in the morning when he was hit. the driver kept going. doctors say saucedo is in a coma and he can't tell anyone what happened. his family is asking for help from anyone who saw something or for the driver to talk to police. >> if it was an accident and he didn't know, just come forward and face, you know, the consequences. >> the family is asking for justice and prayers for eduardo. relatives say doctors have given them two choices. take him off life support or move him to a rehabilitation center. doctors have warned even at a rehabilitation center, he is not likely to survive. his parents refuse to give up hope. oakland officials are suspending two police officers. the city says it investigated an exchange of inappropriate racial and homophobic texts among a group of officers. officials say there will be a
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police department refresher course on the city's policies against discrimination and harassment. the mayor said some officers were engaging in it or tolerating it. los angeles police are investigating after one of their officers shot and killed a 14-year-old boy. it happened in the boyle heights neighborhood just east of downtown los angeles. police say they got a call tuesday night about two men writing gang style graffiti in the area. one suspect ran away and a witness says he shot at police. one officer fired a shot hitting the suspect and killing him. the coroner later identified that man as a 14-year-old boy. the other suspect was detained and he turned out to be 16 years owed. police confiscated a loaded handgun but it's not clear if it had been fired. 8:36. developments in the devastating valley fire in lake county last year. calfire now says faulty wiring to a hot tub is what caused that massive fire. four people were killed. more than 1,300 homes are destroyed in the fire that
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began september 12th. investigators determined that an electrical connection overheated and sparked the fire at a home in the town of cobb. >> there is a permit required for electrical installation and to our knowledge we were unable to locate or identify a permit on file. >> the lake county d.a. will determine if any charges will be filed against the homeowner. the valley fire was the third most destructive fire in state history. the federal government is coming to the aid of dozens of people who lost their homes or business inside a large fire in san francisco's bernal heights in judge. the small business administration is offering disaster relief loans up to $2 million for businesses. the fire displaced 40 residents and seven businesses. today striking santa clara county court workers and court officials will head back to the bargaining table. workers have been on strike now for a week and they say they will not go back to work. court clerks are asking for a 3% raise during the second year of a new contract.
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the courts are offering no raise. now, the two sides will sit down with a mediator to try to work out a deal. work essay they have gone eight years without a cost of living increase. ecuador says its ready to set a date for prosecutors to question wikileaks founder camera. assange has been holed up in the ecuador embassy in london for four years. swedish police have been wanting to question him in connection with claims that he sexually assaulted two women in 2010. ecuador says it will continue to grant assange asylum. assange fears if he goes back to sweden he will be extradited here to the united states where he could face espionage charges. a little girl in the u.k. who lost her limbs to meningitis is feeling the love today. want to show you a picture of her. >> she is posing with her new american girl doll. that doll looks just like her. a prosthetic company made the
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doll. the company customizes dolls for free to boost the self- confidence and self-esteem of little girls without limbs. >> for more pictures and videos like this one head to our instagram page @ktvu2. the track and field competition at the olympics begins tomorrow. plus, bad news for macy's employees is good news on wall street. the changes coming to the company. good morning. we are looking at a commute where traffic is actually doing very well if you are driving on some freeways. but anywhere near the bay bridge, i am afraid that's not the case. we will tell you more about that straight ahead. well, we are not cutting temperatures. we might see some warm up here away from the coast, but not by it. some very thick fog for the next couple of days.
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two years ago today that actor and comedian robin williams was found dead in his home. people are posting tributes on social media today with favorite quotes from robin williams or lines he spoke in movies. williams' death was ruled a suicide. he was 63 years old. a stand out comedian. but his movies, dead poet's society, "good will hunting," those are two movies that stick with me. phenomenal movies he acted in.
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>> here at home, "mrs. doubtfire." who could forget? sal castaneda, in your home city of san francisco. a lot of that was shot here in the studio. >> i remember it well. yeah. seems like just yesterday that he was gone. good morning, everybody. we have a troubled traffic commute. a slow commute on the richmond bridge. westbound there was an accident near the marin side and traffic approaching the toll plaza is horrible getting across. if you have been using the bay bridge, you know that this morning was not a normal one. it's still not a normal one. it is terrible at the toll plaza largely due to earlier crashes that have been gone for hours, but traffic is still very slow. san francisco northbound 101 is slow from the candlestick park area, or the old candlestick exit, all the way up to downtown san francisco. of course, northbound 101 is also slow in san jose getting out to mountain view. at 8:43 let's go to steve. sal, while you fix your
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collar. >> yes? >> as you know, "mrs. doubtfire," some of that was filmed right here. i am looking where they shot some of it. >> right in that studio you're in. >> that's right. right outside the door, as you know. thank you, sir. let's get to it. we have low clouds and fog -- [ laughter ] ken lawrence, our director, that is a very funny comment. it happens. all right. we get the fog out there. some low clouds and temperatures, well, warm for some. hot for others. cool for some. a little haze in the mix. a lot of fires in the state. so that's probably throwing a lot to of the smoke, haze in there. fog is not going anywhere. if anything, it's going down, down, down, which means we will have foggy conditions more so than the low clouds. west-southwest. only 18. i mean, it's not roaring or anything. 50s on the temps. brentwood 65. really no extreme or nobody's really racing out very fast. 59 ukiah. 60 sacramento. 37 in truckee. 55 monterey. very foggy on parts of the coast as well. you can see some of that fog is
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there heading back. low pressure system kind of in the pacific northwest is now ejected towards the east pushing all that moisture out of california up in the sierra. there hasn't been much. there was a little. that's gone. high pressure is nosing in and that's going to give us a warm- up friday and saturday. sunday a little iffy here. we might see another little low to take the edge off that. today fog, sun, nice to mild to warm. maybe hot for some locations, especially up in clear lake, ukiah, vacaville of course. we get that big difference in the temps. they haven't changed much here at all. most of august has been rather quiet, if you will. status quo. night and morning fog. sunny, nice, warm to hot. temperatures are stuck here. inland temps you guys will bump up. still questionable if it holds into monday. but friday, saturday look warmer. >> thank you. the head of one of the world's largest sports organization is praising the changes made to clean up athletics. the track and field competition begins tomorrow. ahead of that, the president of
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the international association of athletics federation held a news conference in rio. he talked about preventing future corruption scandals and a new commitment to stop performance-enhancing drugs such as banning the russian track and field team. a big day at the summer olympics. for the first time in 112 years, they are competing in medals in golf. and the women's all around individual event in gymnastics. and two americans, michael phelps and ryan lochte are swimming in the mid medley. the american medal total is expected to increase. the u.s. has 11 gold medals and a total of 32 for the summer games. the most recent gold came from the u.s. women's 4x200-meter freestyle relay team last night. the americans were in third
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when stanford's katie lakecky started to do the anchored leg. she boosted the americans in the first for gold. that's her third gold medal of the games. people like to watch the olympics, but apparently they are not interested in betting on them. the nevada gaming commission reopened gambling on the olympics last year for the first time in 16 years. sports book operators in las vegas say outside of a few big bets on basketball and soccer, there is not too much interest in betting on the olympics. one theory is the olympic athletes are too good. an important tip for people flying delta airlines this morning. also, the editor of the "huffington post" announces she is stepping down. find out about her shift from politics to health.
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flights are getting back normal this morning for delta. anyone catching a delta flight
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this morning should contact the airline before heading off to the airport. delta's ceo has officially apologized for the computer problem that grounded more than 1,000 flights on monday and hundreds of cancellations and delays since then. at&t will be sending refunds to thousands of customers over the next three months. the federal government is ordering the company to pay more than $700 million. this comes after at&t reportedly allowed scammers to charge its customers $9 a month for a directory service that didn't exist. investigators say they think the scam mostly targeted small businesses. at&t says customers should receive a refund within 90 days san francisco and days -- in the next 90 days. pam cook has this morning's money business. >> bad news coming in, but it's good news for the stock markets. when companies say they are going to cut costs, that usually helps investors. right now the s&p 500, the dow, and the nasdaq are all up just about a half of a percent.
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americans are making a dent in their student loans. a new report shows the amount of money owed on student loans dropped $2 billion between the first and second quarters of this year. that's a surprise because for the first few years student debt has grown between -- the past few years, it's grown between the first of the year and the start of summer. in total, americans still owe $97 billion though in student loans. it is another sign that the retailers are struggling. macy's is closing 100 stores next year. no word on which stores will close, but that decision comes on the heels of a disappointing earnings report. macy's earned $11 million in the second quarter, which is 3 cents a share. that's compared to 6 cents 4 cents a share this time last year. investors again pretty happy about the move. macy's stock on that news is up more than $5 a share. you will be able to use a mobile payment system at cvs. they are announcing the cvs
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app. it joins the growing list of retailers rolling out their own payment system. they 9600 locations across the country. and the woman who helped found the "huffington post" is moving on. ariana huffington is stepping down after 11 years as editor and chief. in a note to employees, she says she this is shift her focus to a health and wellness start-up called thrive global. originally, she expected to do both jobs, but that's no longer possible. huffington says, quote, one of the thrive principles is knowing when it is time for a new chapter to begin and for me that time has arrived, is what huffington said. analysts say people are being too pessimistic. we will watch the retailers among other stocks. australia's iconic sydney opera house is getting a makeover. they are getting a $154 million upgrade. renovations include improving the acoustics and
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accessibility. work crews will turn empty offices into a family-friendly creative learning center. the renovations are expected to start next year. they should wrap up by 2020. this will are the largest upgrade for that site since it opened in 1973. a light plane landed in the middle of a busy street in the south bay. it overshot the runway yesterday, crashed through a fence, ending up on tully road. the plane was flown by a 17- year-old student pilot with his instructor next to him. the instructor says they landed long and didn't have enough power to take off again before hitting the fence. they both walked away unhurt. 8:53. a life-saving donation. next a local mother is helping people for helping her baby girl survive a disease. tesla will open the largest store in the united states. where? in san francisco at the corner of van ness and oak.
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oakland police have arrested a suspect in the kill of two -- killing of two people this week and the attempted killing of a third. san francisco jesus hernandez police say shot into a car in east oakland early monday. they say he killed juan ramos and alphonso ibanez junior. prosecutors have charged hernandez with several counts, including two for murder. he could potentially face life in prison or the death penalty. that second suspect is still at large. the third victim is expected to recover. crews are busy cleaning up a flooded annex facility at solano community college. the school is scheduled to reopen monday, and we are told that construction crews are working on the roof of a building at the vacaville center when they accidentally hit a water pipe and flooded that building with thousands of gallons of water.
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the president of the college said that ceiling tiles fell down into classrooms. at this point the school is looking for an alternate location for classes, but they promise the semester will start on monday. funding has been approved to upgrade -- go ahead, gasia. >> upgrade the caltrain system on the peninsula and for the eventual arrival of bullet trains. the high-speed rail authority approved $713 million to electrify the tracts along -- tracks along the peninsula. they approved $84 million to elevate the tracks at three busy crossings in san mateo. this is really just one piece of the funding puzzle, if you will, for the $2 billion caltrain modernization project. caltrain hopes to have electric trains running by the year 2020 when the bullet train is finished they will share those tracks with caltrain. tesla will open the largest store in the u.s. tomorrow. 65,000 square feet. there are reports that tesla may hold product launches at
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the store because of its immense size. 8:58. a fairfield mother says her young daughter recovered from a rare disease thanks to the gift of blood. cameron noblok is two years old. she is healthy now. but one year ago she was diagnosed a disease that hurt her immune system. at nine months she had to have 16 rounds of chemotherapy and more than 30 blood transfusions. >> to see her get the blood was very hard for me. i sat there and cried. it was terrible. but watching her body recover from the blood was amazing. >> one month ago she was given the all-clear by her doctor. the san francisco school board will allow the golden state warriors to brand their name at the willie brown middle
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school. they will pay between 15 to $20,000 to resurface the courts and put their logo on a wall. the school board voted to lift an advertising ban despite some criticism that public schools were backing too commercialized. the giants picked up the first series win since the all- star game. beat the miami marlins yesterday 1-0. brandon crawford provided the only run of the game, the solo home run in the fourth inning. jeff samardzija made it hold up and the giants took two of three. the dodgers lost to the giants. the a's also won yesterday 1-0. beat the baltimore orioles for the third straight night. yonder alonzo hit an rbi double in the third inning for the a's only run. the a's will go for the sweep
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this afternoon at the coliseum in oakland. they will be facing the seattle mariners next. this morning san francisco's acting police chief is meeting with the city's faith leaders to try to bring the community today. ktvu's alex savidge is at that meeting and we are joined live by a city supervisor. it was the first date that led to the current first couple. the actors playing barack and michelle obama in the upcoming movie south side with you. plus, back-to-school week continues. we will meet a police sergeant who raised money to buy school supplies for the families in the neighborhood he patrols. a live look at san jose international. this classic rock song. i want to thank

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